Satire Open With Care
February 13, 2011
Having spent the morning watching Ricky Gervais roast the self serving of Hollywood [or whatever you want to call the place], in case you already hadn’t, I though I would share a few of his laser sharp observations with y’all… The reaction to his banter was ridiculously over the top, from a media designed to null you into a moronic stereotypical outrage, the same type that has bailed out billionaires & allowed the likes of Messrs Bush, Blair, Brown to swagger of into the sunset, without a scintilla of remorse or accountability…
It is material such as this that free’s us from the polarisation of society by the politically correct elite as they deploy the weapons of their publicly elected office to essentially “line their own pockets”, generally from the misfortunes of those they are there to serve. One of the great ironies of our time – Western Democracy.
Oh my – How such irony is wasted on the stupid…
The definition: Satire / Sarcasm: witty language used to convey insults or scorn; The exposure of the vices or follies of an individual, a group, an institution, an idea, a society, etc., usually with a view to correcting or insulting it.
Let’s hear from Mr. Gervais… And if you want to see the actuals, just Google: Ricky Gervais 2011 Golden Globes, on Utube. [now the 2nd largest search engine in the world]
“Ive had a couple, I’m not gonna lie to you, now listen up… I like a drink as much as the next man, unless the next man is Mel Gibson”…
“I love this next presenter he’s so cool, he’s the star of Iornman, Two Girls & a Guy, Wonder-boys… sorry are these porn films… Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Bowfinger – really, Up the Academy – come on… he has done all those films, but many of you in this room probably know him best from such facilities as The Betty Ford Clinic & Los Angeles County jail, please welcome Robert Downey Jnr.”
“The next presenter is a true Hollywood Icon, in 10 of the biggest blockbusters of all time, he has shown his extraordinary acting versatility – He has played a boxer & Rambo, please welcome Sylvester Stallone.”
“Girls from Sex in the City, we know how old you are, I saw one of you in an episode of Bonanza”…
“Please welcome Ashton Kutcher’s dad – Bruce Willis”…
And the list goes on & on… They said he wouldn’t be getting the gig next year, but how ever offensive the brazen & artificially beautiful found this to be, ensured future mega ratings will once again see this unique comic genius present next years show… But here’s the point… If its okay for Hollywood to ripp the piss out of the lives of everyday folks working for example, in an office, then they should shut the f**k up when the barrels facing the other way…
In terms of wit & wisdom I recently discovered a little gem of a book, it was actually a gift to Mrs T. So I would like to share some of the profoundly adaptable quotes contained within. I’m sure you will be familiar with some of these & other’s are from more recent events, either way it demonstrates that the folly of man’s greed is nothing new, merely a re-run of the “same old scenes” as the light of our memories, fade from generation to generation.
Quotes taken from “Keep Calm & Carry On”… [stiff upper lip & all that]
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people. Sir Issac Newton  after losing a fortune in the South Sea Bubble
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shinning but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. Mark Twain
Blessed are the young, because they shall inherit the national debt. Herbert Hoover
If economists were laid end to end they would not reach a conclusion. George Bernard Shaw
The safe way to double your money is to fold it twice and put it in your pocket. Frank Hubbard
We will never return to the old boom and bust. Gordon Brown, budget statement, 2007
He is like some sherry crazed old dogwager who has lost the family silver at roulette and who now decides to double up by betting the house as well. Boris Johnson on Gordon Brown
Behind every great fortune, is a great crime. Honore de Balzac
It’s almost like seeing a guy show at the soup kitchen in a high hat and tuxedo. It kind of makes you a little suspicious. Congressman Gary Ackerman after Chrysler, Ford & GM executives go to Washington to ask for 25-billion, in their private jets.
The only difference between a rut & a grave is their dimensions. Ellen Glasgow
He who thinks he is raising a mound, may only in reality reality be digging a pit. Ernest Bramah
Hell there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something. Thomas A Edison
You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. Joseph E Levine
Let us all be happy and live within our means, even if we have to borrow the money to do so. Artemus Ward
Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. Benjamin Franklin
I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be living apart. E E Cummings
For a greedy man even his tomb is to small. Proverb
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. Albert Camus
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. Lin Yutang
Happiness is no more than good health and a bad memory. Albert Schweitzer
A lifetime of happiness! No man could bear it: It would be hell on earth. George Bernard Shaw
You can make more friends in two months by by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. Dale Carnegie
Don’t worry about the world coming to an end, its already tomorrow in Australia. Charles M Shultz
The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. Shakespeare
Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. Voltaire
My life has been filled with terrible misfortune, most of which never happened. Michael de Montaigne
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again then quit, there’s no point being a dam fool about it. W C Fields
There is no trouble so great that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. Bernard-Paul Heroux
And to conclude, I though I would rumble up a few myself, not that I have any historical significance, save the number 1 all time video on MTV. But its good to write or express yourself, particularly in a world that is chivying away at the greatest freedom of all – Speech…
12 – Andy Thought’s For The Day: [which I composed before I watched the footie]
If you are incompetent in business you will lose the house, if you are incompetent in politics you will gain one.
Hiring Tony Blair to promote Middle Eastern Peace is a kin to hiring Joseph Goebbels to edit the Beano [a famous UK children's comic book].
If the best things in life are free – Why is the welfare state bankrupting our children?
Globalisation is nothing new – The only thing that’s changed is there are more of us to rip-off.
Now that Obama has taken office my mortgage will be paid, because he will ensure we print enough money to do so.
By what means would one rate The Bank of England on its customer service?
If Gordon Brown were a barman he would have drunk all the profits, ate all the pies and fled North of the border with the hospice contributions.
The Federal Reserve is neither Federal nor does it have any reserves.
The nations sweetheart has decidedly sour taste. [America she's all yours now & Piers Morgan]
We tell our children that debt is the root of our evils, then demand of them to take a mortgage on their education.
As a society, we kept sticking it on the plastic, why are we so surprised that one day it all melted.
You can’t build a house with paper, but it sure as hell can buy you one.http://thetaylortank.com/2011/02/13/sat ... with-care/